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Whirlpool Home Appliances

"Door" or "Open/Close"

Possible Solutions

If "Door" or "Open/Close" is appearing on the microwave display, there are things you can do to troubleshoot.  If a message about the door appears in the display, the door has been closed for 5 minutes or more without the microwave oven being started.This occurs to avoid unintended starting of the microwave oven. Open and close the door, then start the cycle.

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Is the door latch/lock blocked? 

Ensure the door latch is not blocked.  Below are some common items that may prevent the microwave from closing or opening:

  • Packing and/or shipping material
  • Dish or bakeware.  Ensure the dish is the correct size for the microwave, an oversized plate will prevent the door from closing. 
  • Check that the cooking rack (if equipped) is not out of position and not allowing the door to close.

Is the microwave on a level surface?

Place the microwave oven on a flat and level counter, table, shelf, or cart, that will not block the opening or closing of the microwave oven door

Does the door contact area need to be cleaned? 

  • Check to make sure there is no soil build up on the door contact area

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Still need help? Call or schedule service.

You may need assistance from a qualified technician. Call 1-866-698-2538 or click below to schedule an appointment.

 

 

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